The Native CDFI Awards partners are proud to celebrate and support the ingenuity and vision of Native CDFIs.

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Oweesta Corporation

Oweesta Corporation is a national Native CDFI intermediary that focuses exclusively on offering financial products and development services to Native CDFIs and tribal communities. Specifically, Oweesta provides training, technical assistance, investments, and research to help Native communities develop an integrated range of asset-building products and services. Though our 20-years of investing in Native CDFIs, Oweesta has revolved over $77M to Native communities with our financing efforts creating 1,422 small businesses, 4,313 new jobs, and financing 153 new housing units. To learn more about Oweesta, visit

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN)

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs), strives to ensure low-income and other under-resourced communities have access to affordable, responsible financial products and services. Members of OFN are CDFIs that deliver responsible lending to help low-income communities join the economic mainstream. Through 2019, OFN’s network originated $82.7 billion in financing in rural, urban, and Native communities. This financing has helped to create or maintain more than 1,751,000 jobs, start or expand 448,541 businesses and microenterprises, and support the development or rehabilitation of more than 2,148,000 housing units and more than 12,000 community facility projects. For more information, visit